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Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint

Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint

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Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic. This means that I am replying quite a bit. What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation? How much money is lost every day because of bad presentations? Top 5 annoyances when listening to a bad presentation. Brought to you by . Brought to you by Who Are The 10 Most Influential Twitter Users In The World [Study] The geeks in the labs are donning white coats and poking and probing the social networks with powerful servers and custom software to see how the human lab rats in the global social media labyrinth are reacting to certain stimuli. The discoveries are quite enlightening and can assist us in understanding what we need to do to increase our influence.

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6 ways Google Hangouts can make any teacher’s life better As the calendar year changes over, I’ve thought about my most game-changing technology over the last 365 days. I’m thinking about the one I’ve picked up that’s made the most difference. It has to be Google Hangouts, Google’s “video chat but so much more” tool. Google Hangouts often makes me think of the movie “Back to the Future 2″, where protagonist Marty McFly travels — coincidentally — to the far-off year 2015.

Giving an Academic Talk Giving an Academic Talk Jonathan Shewchuk These are my opinions on how to give a talk (using presentation software or transparencies) in computer science or mathematics, distilled for my students and for students attending Graphics Lunch. I go to conferences, see the same mistakes repeated by many a speaker, and write my reactions here. Facebook Actions Can Turn Life Into A Game by Dennis Yu on Oct 28, 2011 By now you’ve noticed major changes to user profiles and apps on Facebook — and some new terms: timelinesauto-published actions But what hasn’t been discussed is the implications to your business and why Facebook tied these two together the way they did.

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